MN Cup #2: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Mt Itasca

Minnesota Cup #2:
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Sprint prelim, followed by Pursuit race!             

Distance:  4k Sprint + 6k Pursuit
Registration:  9:30  AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

Race Start:   10:45 AM -Sprint prelim. (mass start)
                      11:30 – approx. Pursuit race

Cost:            $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323 or email cervenkv@gmail.com                                                                                                   

MNCup #1: Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at Mt.Itasca, Coleraine – RESULTS

Minnesota Cup #1:
Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Place: Mt.Itasca, Coleraine
Race Format: Mass Start (PPSS)
Distance:  All categories – 10k
                 Novice race- 4k

Registration:  9:00 AM –  9:55 AM
Zero:             10:00 AM – 10:30AM
Race Start:   10:45 AM  Mass Start
                     11:45 AM Novice safety instruction and practice
                     12:00 PM Start of Novice race

Cost:            $20 (cash or check payable to MINSA)

Questions?  call Vlad 218 256 8323   or e-mail cervenkv@gmail.com

MN Biathlon long sleeved Tee shirts for sale

The Landrum family, at our request,  has put together a design and suppliers for a new long sleeved MN Biathlon Tee shirt! 

Tara did the design work and also has researched suppliers as to sizing and delivery. Here are her comments:
SIZING:
There are two style versions, chosen because we have smaller female athletes who might find a mens small still too large for them. Compare measurements to shirts you already wear. Everyone, PLEASE REFER TO SIZE CHARTS for ordering. .

MATERIAL:
Both shirts are tech fabric, the mens is from Russell—4 oz polyester, typical slightly-shiny athletic fabric. The womens is from Gildan—a bit heavier, 5 oz polyester. Still tech fabric, but a softer, thicker jersey feel, not shiny. There was not a same-company version in both mens and womens that looked good. See descriptions for more specifics.

QUANTITIES:
We need 6 of each, minimum. 

PRICING: $32 per shirt. If you aren’t at the races in mid Dec at Mt Itasca to get your shirt or able to pick it up in St Paul, please add $5 per shirt for shipping and handling and we will mail it to you.  

It will take two weeks for delivery after ordering—so we have an order deadline of this Friday if you want the shirt mid Dec. If you just want it by Christmas—you can order up to Dec 1st, but we might have to mail it to you at an extra cost of $5 for shipping and handling. We will order the shirts based on your email to Tara, but delivery will depend on Lou’s receipt of your check.  

To order:
1] email Tara at like2hike@centurylink.net with your order—size and gender. 
2] Immediately mail Lou Chouinard a check and a paper copy of your email to Tara. 
Lou Chouinard – 3925 30th Avenue S – Minneapolis MN 55406-3108 

The shirts will be brought to the race in Dec at Mt Itasca—probably the 8th of Dec. Or can be picked up at Landrum’s in St Paul. otherwise they will be mailed.  Any questions, please get right back to me.

Thanks,
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Some Shooting Results from ER

Hey Everyone,

One of the workouts you don’t want to pass on this time of year is shooting just for accuracy. Good to start each workout with a 10+10 minimum. Yesterday we took the opportunity to do that, along with a range procedure drill on roller skis, some short TH combos, some long TH combos and some short RP combos. The wind is rarely bad at ER, but yesterday while not real high, was shifting from side to side.

We had a couple of folks on light duty at least by the end of the workout—so they did a 50 shot test on metal without skis on, both with PR’s in that test. Conner did the 10+10 without skis—but the rest shot standing off of roller skis—a definite handicap—so PR’s in that test were in short supply!!

Good workout day and I would like to thank Jeff Bosek and Landrums for all the help setting up, blowing the course, and closing things down at the end.

Enjoy the Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

Fall Festival weekend at Elk River – October 19-20, 2019 – RESULTS

2019 Fall Festival Rollski Biathlon RESULTS – 2019-10-20 – By Event

Place / ClassNameCategoryStartFinishOverallBackPPSSTotal
1 / 1Cervenka, MatejB1:0036:3135:31+0:0013116
2 / 1Stertz, SamYM1:0037:0536:05+0:34232310
3 / 2Bosek, RykerB1:0038:5837:58+2:2713127
4 / 1Landrum, SaylorG1:0047:3546:35+11:04225312
5 / 2Gangi, SannyG1:0050:5749:57+14:26333514
6 / 3Biztan, TeresaG1:0051:1650:16+14:4522127
7 / 1Bouley, CheresaW1:001:00:2759:27+23:56313310

Coming up on the 19th/20th of October, 2019 is MNBiathlon’s Fall Festival! This event will be held on the roller loops and range at the Woodland Trails in Elk River.

New this year will be a 2 hour Novice clinic to be put on with the help of coaches and experienced athletes. That will be followed by a training afternoon emphasizing ski and shooting skills.

On Sunday will be the last Rollerski Biathlon race of the season with zero at 10:00.

As usual, please let me know if you can make it, and to which events.
Bill Meyer, Coach

Novice Event Posting

Fall Festival Posting